Electrical Technical Authority – Level 3

Job Overview

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for Electrical Technical Authority (Level 3) with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry.


This role is on a rotation basis based on 12 hours per day / 7 days per week – 6 Weeks ON / 6 Weeks OFF


The main purpose of the role is to provide electrical engineering support to projects in BGC, the accountabilities include:

  • Leading in the area of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and actively promoting the culture within the organization
  • Providing support to Electrical Engineering TA2 to assure technical integrity of BGC projects throughout their life-cycle. This is done through technical support and assurance of the design, construction and commissioning of projects, such that plant changes are implemented according to appropriate technical standards. Also supports TA2 in preparation of PCAP and DDP for the allocated project sections.
  • Continually seeks to improve ways of working to improve performance and to improve value delivery to projects and ensures delivery of high quality critical as-built documents and drawings related to their respective asset
  • Ensuring contractor’s deliverables are as approved Discipline Delivery Plan (at TA3 level accountabilities) and also delegated TA2 approvals, and that these deliverables complies with the BGC Technical Standards Philosophy. Where compliance is lacking, these need to be escalated to TA2 and other relevant authority levels
  • Support resolution to interfaces with the Engineering Contractors for a nominated area/facility/Off-plot Infrastructure
  • Monitors and reports compliance to DEM2 gap assessments and closure plans
  • Monitors and reports compliance to DEM1
  • Providing assurance of integrity in the design of the facilities, specifically electrical systems and network e.g. re-use or replacement of legacy electrical systems and brown-field sites
  • Promote standardization & smart replication in engineering approaches
  • Ensuring the processes, procedures and tools are used, and ensure their proper implementation by the Engineering Contractor
  • Attending and participating in FATs
  • Supporting the implementation of fit for purpose designs for both brownfield and greenfield sites within an organisation that has had limited exposure to training and new technologies
  • Establishing and maintaining a structured mentoring approach to transfer knowledge from expatriate staff to local Iraqi staff

Skills / Qualifications


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering.
    Preferred: Minimum 15 years experience in the field of electrical engineering.
  • Shell RE TA 3 or equivalent O&G major TA holder-ship, or demonstrable firm capability as an acting TA 3 with the following competencies:
    • Electrical Safety
    • Hazardous area equipment selection
    • System design and modification
    • Electrical system study execution
    • Electrical protection and control
    • Electrical Standards
    • Providing input to construction and Commissioning team.

1)  15+ years’ experience in Electrical Engineering in Oil and Gas Operations is required. Additional experience in the modernisation of Brownfields facilities is a plus.
2) 3+ years working directly within an EPC environment, including exposure to project standards.
3) Knowledge of HSSE framework, DCAF, DEPs, DEM1, DEM2 and International engineering standards, best practices, and systems.
4) Good communication skills and aptitude for taking initiatives are essential, as is the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
5) Working experience on the entire project life cycle (from conceptual design through to final commissioning and handover) and/or in the front line oil and gas production operations is desirable.
6) Experience in driving business improvement in engineering, i.e. fit-for-purpose solutions and cost effectiveness.
7) An HSSE driven mind-set.
8) Experience in working in harsh geographical and /or technical environments (e.g. temperature extremes) is desirable.

Special Abilities:
* Working knowledge of all relevant Contract and HSE regulations including procedures, guidelines and work instructions.
* Strong technical foundation with the ability to work independently, as well as challenge and support others.
* Good communication skills and aptitude for taking initiatives are essential, as is the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
Additional comments : Able to provide innovative solutions for complex problems using, at time, incomplete information. Fluent in English (speaking & writing).

Key Competences required :
Team player with good interpersonal skills and proven track record of being self-motivated and team leadership. Able to work across multiple projects largely unsupervised and deliver results within challenging deadlines and under pressure. Good communication and analytical skills are essential.
The individual must demonstrate to have a genuine respect and appreciation for working and living in a sensitive middle eastern culture.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

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